Every year deliberately lit fires rage across Indonesia. They destroy pristine rainforest, endanger orangutans and contribute to climate change. A young carbon trading entrepreneur goes in search of a solution.
During the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, The Burning Season's producer/director Cathy Henkel and her team forged new relationships with other filmmakers and those interested in climate change, forests and orangutans. A strong partnership has developed between the filmmaker and New York based Orangutan Outreach who continue to support and promote the film. Richard Zimmerman from Orangutan Outreach introduced Cathy to Harriet Balkind the founding partner of an award winning LA based marketing company, Bemis Balkind. Harriet organised for Cathy to meet with the CEO of the company, Peter Bemis who offered to design the posters for THE BURNING SEASON free of charge.
Cathy visited Peter and his team in L.A on her way home from New York for an extended meeting about the film and how to best represent it to audiences. The company subsequently delivered eight designs.
The two main designs selected are displayed below (rollover and click to see enlarged image). Bemis Balkind is an award winning design company who designed posters for Slumdog Millionaire, Forest Gump and Titanic.
The other designs were (rollover and click to see enlarged image):